Raspberry, black pepper, dried oregano and tobacco leaf make Massena’s Primitivo atypical for the Barossa climate with its high end aromatics. The sweet, soft and round tannin palate bring back the familiarity of this warm climate and early released wine. Flavours of bright red fruits, wild herbs and bright acidity.
Primitivo from dry grown vines on the rose quartz soils of Dadd’s Block is hand harvested to ensure the grapes are delivered to the winery in whole clusters. Partially destemmed into open top fermenters, around 30% whole clusters are included in the natural ferment. Left on skins for around 12 days with daily pumpovers early in the ferment. Punch downs as the ferment finishes, ensures gentle and controlled extraction.